Annual meeting of the membership is September 19
By Zac Perkins, CEO
Most of us lead busy lives. We find ourselves multitasking, constantly checking phones and email to keep up with the demands of modern life. Thanks to technology, we can accomplish many tasks electronically and remotely to be more efficient. And with so many pressing obligations, we like to protect our “spare” time. Invitations to attend in-person meetings and gatherings are weighed carefully as we decide whether our time and effort to attend is beneficial. The answer to the question, “what’s in it for me?” must be compelling. You may think attending TCEC’s annual meeting would be easy to lump into the “no benefit to me” category. However, we’d like to ask you to think again.
TCEC exists to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to its members (that’s you!). Equally important is our goal to enrich the lives of all members and to serve the long-term interests of our local communities. This is where you can help.
As a member of the community, you have a perspective that is valuable––and we invite you to share it with the co-op. At the annual meeting, co-op leaders will discuss priorities and challenges, and discuss the financial health and priorities for the coming years. At this year’s annual meeting, those members who attend will vote on the cooperative bylaw changes proposed by the Board of Trustees.
While TCEC provides convenient electronic options for bill-paying and communication, there are times when there is no substitute for in-person engagement. When members of our community come together for a common purpose, we improve the quality of life for all in our corner of the world.
If you’ve never attended our annual meeting, or if it’s been awhile, please stop by. Our co-op family looks forward to visiting with you! We’ll have food, fellowship and door prizes, so mark your calendar for the annual meeting on Thursday, September 19, 5:30 p.m., Texas County Activity Center, 5th Street and Sunset Lane, Guymon, Oklahoma.